Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Dale Kindschi
Dale Glenn Kindschi, 77, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Orlando United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Zion Cemetery.

Friends may call at Smith Funeral Home Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Smith Funeral Home in Guthrie is directing the arrangements.

He was born April 10, 1923, on the Kindschi home place, west of Orlando, to Anna Grininger and Henry Kindschi.

He married the love of his live, Betty Lowrie Nov. 9, 1945. They were blessed with 54 years of marriage.

They enjoyed taking many wonderful trips and cherished the many friendships made throughout their lives together.

He was a 32nd Degree Guthrie Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Guthrie Lodge No. 35 AF and AM.

He was a retired farmer and mail carrier.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Sue Hembree and her husband Reece, and Pam Steichen and her husband Tom; three grandsons, David Hembree, and Adam and Michael Steichen; two granddaughters, Dana Green and her husband Lonnie, and Kristen Steichen; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel Green and Maggie Hembree; sisters, Roberta Letchworth and Dorine See; and brothers, Harold and Gordon Kindschi.
 
 

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Troy Cook
Ingalls resident, Troy Loyd Cook, 67, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services with Pastor Stanley Buckmaster officiating, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Interment will follow at the Glencoe IOOF Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Stillwater Oct. 8, 1932, to John and Emma (Stoneburner) Cook.

He attended Stillwater and rural Payne County Schools. On Nov. 25, 1952, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve and served as a SA aboard the USS Wright. He was honorably discharged Nov. 16, 1954.

He married Nina Sharpton Nov. 15, 1958 in Stillwater.

He worked at a smelter in Blackwell for four years and for 10 years at Hauf Auto Salvage. He enjoyed his work and started his own small salvage yard at his home.

He worked for the City of Stillwater 18 years as a street sweeper operator. He retired from the City of Stillwater in 1996.

He was an avid bingo player and reader and loved fishing and enjoyed life.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Cushing VFW and the Stillwater American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five sisters and two infant brothers.

He is survived by his wife, of the home, three sons, Loyd Ace Lewis, of Seattle, Wash., Norman Carl Nyberg, of Buena Vista, Calif. and Rickey Cook, of Stillwater; two brothers, John Cook, of Glencoe and Wesley Cook, of Tulsa; and two sisters, Imogene Epperly, of Bartlesville and Elsie Schooley, of Ponca City.

Pallbearers will be Brian Radford, Artie Radford, Peter Buckheister, Jim Burton, Wayne Smith and Scott Tarrant.

Condolences may be e-mailed the family at <STRODEFU@AOL.COM>.
 
 

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Wilbur Miltimore
Wilbur F. Miltimore, 87, Cleburne, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Services were held Sept. 15 at the Glencoe IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Fernando Padilla, Jr of the Glencoe United Methodist Church officiated. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Miltimore was born Sept. 12, 1913 to Frank A. and Eugenia B. (Ramsey) Miltimore in Council Valley, Payne County. He married Florence Driskel Dec. 2, 1933 in Neosho, Mo. She died Oct. 1, 1992.

Miltimore went by "Web." He lived on the family farm at Glencoe and later lived at the Yost Lake County Club from 1943 to 1947. He moved to Cushing and worked as a carpenter and contractor. After his retirement, he moved back to the family farm. He moved to Cleburne, Texas, about two years ago.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two grandchildren.

Miltimore is survived by one son, Wilbur A. Miltimore and his wife Diana; one daughter Jeanie Sanders and her husband Eual; six grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
 
 

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Robert Jordan
Robert Harold Jordan, 92, Stillwater, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at the Linwood Village in Cushing.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Bob Schlitt will officiate. Interment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Enid. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Jordan was born on Sept. 29, 1907, in Carrier to Michael I. and Mary Belle (Francis) Jordan. He married Bernice Elizabeth Doty March 22, 1930 in Anadarko. She died Sept. 11, 1986.

He attended grade school in Kingfisher. He moved to Oklahoma City where he attended junior high and graduated from Central High School in 1926. He was a member of the Delta Sigma fraternity. He attended Oklahoma City University and worked with his father and became a Federal Grain Inspector. After he married, the couple made their home in Oklahoma City until 1952. They raised three daughters and were active in the community.

Jordan was a member of the Young Men's Club and Twin Hills Country Club. The family moved to the Gulf Coast in 1953 where he managed the Grain Export Elevators at the Ports of Houston, Galveston, New Orleans, Beaumont and Brownsville. He was an active member of the Rotary Club and Knights of Columbus. Jordan was well known for his hunting abilities and won many trophies with his bird dogs Joe and Betty. Sports Illustrated published an article about his snow geese hunts in Texas and Mexico.

He traveled to Europe and the Middle East for the Department of Agriculture, helping governments develop methods for proper grain storage. In 1986, he and his wife retired to a farm near Perkins that they had purchased in the 1940s.

During his retirement, Jordan wrote articles for the Perkins Journal on gardening and bird watching. The farm became a wildlife sanctuary and a place where members of the Audubon Society met regularly to watch birds and other wildlife. He was instrumental in getting the Senior Citizens started in Perkins.

He and his wife were very active in the dancing part of the senior citizens and traveled with friends all over the state for dance groups and were members of the IXL Community Dinner Group.

Jordan was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Elizabeth Anderson and Mary Soper; two brothers, Michael Jordan, Jr. and Patrick Jordan; and great grandson, Barry Hudson.

Jordan is survived by three daughters, Mary Carol Foreman and husband Charles, Stillwater; Frances Ann Hosier San Diego, Calif.; and Betty Jane Reynolds, Perkins; six grandchildren, Deborah Carol Hudson; Craig Stephen Foreman and wife Jenny; Jordan Hosier; Calle Skidmore and husband Gary; Stephen Reynolds and wife Kelly; John Reynolds and wife Holly; great grandchildren, Sanya, Irisa and Karl Hudson; Christopher, Courtney, Cody and Cooper Foreman; Natalie Skidmore; John Henry Reynolds; one sister, Winifred McKinney, Oklahoma City; and special friend, David Hall and family.

The family extends special thanks to Drs. Green and Reineke; the staff of both Cushing Hospital and Stillwater Medical Center; and especially the staff of Linwood Village in Cushing, especially to Staci Howell and her staff for all the care and concern shown to Jordan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice or to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 60 Bay St. No. 401, Staten Island, N.Y. 10301; or to the Carter Hospice, 4301 Will Rogers Parkway, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73108. 
 

Ethel Carter
Ethel G. Carter, 81, Perkins, died at the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000.

Gravesides services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Zion Cemetery in Cushing. Marvin Skinner will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

She was born April 9,1919, in Tryon to James Madison and Mary (Wright) Lewis. She married Lloyd Churchill and then later married her second husband James Raymond Carter. She was raised in the Tryon area where she attended school in both Tryon and Cushing. She worked at Brownlees Supermarket in Cushing as well has having ownership with her husband of a small grocery store in Cushing. She enjoyed dancing, sewing and quilting, as well as cooking. She also enjoyed entertaining her friends and inviting them over for coffee and cake.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Carl Lewis; and two sisters, Thelma Blevins and May Jones.

Carter is survived by two sons, Lt. Col. Carl L. Churchill, Fairfield, Ia.; and James Carter, Langley; two daughters, Patricia Watkins, Agra; and Mary Emde, Choctaw; two brothers, Jim Lewis, Depew; Ben Lewis, Hanford, Calif.; one sister, Omega Tomlinson, Perkins; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
 
 

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Bryce Mitchell
Yale resident Bryce (Shorty) Mitchell, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Cushing Regional Hospital.

Services, with Rev. Steve Lopp and Brother Michael Dershem officiating, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Yale. Interment will follow at the Lawson Cemetery north of Yale.

Yale-Palmer Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Rock House, Ark. Dec. 9, 1929.

He received his early education in Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma in 1954.

He married Alice Dennis Nov. 5, 1955, in Huntsville Ark. They made their first home in Tulsa and moved to Yale in 1957 and resided there since.

He was a boilermaker and also delivered the Tulsa paper. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.

In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by five sons, Gerry, of Mannford, Kerry and his wife, Willneta, of Fargo, Anthony and his wife, Sue, of Morrison, Thomas and his wife, Valerie, of Yale, and Keith and his wife, Janice, also of Yale; mother, Erma Thomas, of Yale; three brothers, Jack Mitchell and his wife, Wyona, of Fayetteville, Ark., Arlie Thomas and his wife, Jerry, of Stillwater, and Charles Thomas and his wife, Pearl, of Yale; two sisters, Joyce Bryant and her husband, Lester, of Inola, and Bessie Newman, of Dutton, Ark.; four grandsons, Jeremy, Lony, Dallas and Harley; four granddaughters, Amanda, Amy, Kara and Rhonda; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Gerry Mitchell, Kerry Mitchell, Anthony Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, Keith Mitchell and Dwayne Bryant.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Jester, Arlie Thomas, Charles Thomas, Lester Bryant and Jack Mitchell.
 
 

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Troy Cook
Ingalls resident, Troy Loyd Cook, 67, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services with Pastor Stanley Buckmaster officiating, will be today at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Interment will follow at the Glencoe IOOF Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Stillwater Oct. 8, 1932, to John and Emma (Stoneburner) Cook.

He attended Stillwater and rural Payne County Schools. On Nov. 25, 1952, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve and served as a SA aboard the USS Wright. He was honorably discharged Nov. 16, 1954.

He married Nina Sharpton Nov. 15, 1958, in Stillwater.

He worked at a smelter in Blackwell for four years and for 10 years at Hauf Auto Salvage.

He enjoyed his work and started his own small salvage yard at his home.

He worked for the City of Stillwater 18 years as a street sweeper operator. He retired from the City of Stillwater in 1996.

He was an avid bingo player and reader and loved fishing and enjoyed life.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Cushing VFW and the Stillwater American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five sisters and two infant brothers.

He is survived by his wife, of the home, three sons, Loyd Ace Lewis, of Seattle, Wash., Norman Carl Nyberg, of Buena Vista, Calif. and Rickey Cook, of Stillwater; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, John Cook, of Glencoe and Wesley Cook, of Tulsa; and two sisters, Imogene Epperly, of Bartlesville and Elsie Schooley, of Ponca City.

Pallbearers will be Brian Radford, Artie Radford, Peter Buckheister, Jim Burton, Wayne Smith and Scott Tarrant.


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